So here we are in 2014. Happy new year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration. I’m writing this post on my iPad and it’s the first time I’ve used the WordPress app, so bear with me while I try to get my head around it. I don’t know how the layout will look, but fingers crossed it doesn’t look too bad.
We moved into the new house a week before Christmas, although it took three truck loads over two days as the
removalists rather underestimated how much stuff we had when they quoted. The old house looked pretty sad all empty. The photos below show how much stuff wouldn’t fit in the truck and was left behind on the front lawn while they scrambled for another truck.
But it all arrived safely in the end (except the gingerbread house) and we got the house ready for Christmas as quickly as possible. The kids are settling in well, although Poppy keeps talking about going back to our real house in Sydney. We are slowly getting unpacked and sorted, although we seem to be creating more mess than anything else. Trying to work out what goes where and how everything will fit and work. We still have about 20 boxes that I haven’t tackled yet, but we just wanted to get organised to enjoy Christmas before ploughing through it all. It was emotional moving but we are enjoying our new digs and it feels like we never left. The house and pool are fabulous and spacious and it’s amazing having so much room.
It’s been a few weeks since I posted despite my best intentions, as I had hoped to keep you updated the moment we moved in. But we are still without internet access despite my having organised it with Telstra in November. It seems despite being only 10 minutes to town we are unable to get ADSL, or mobile broadband, so our next best option is via a local provider and radio tower. But we won’t find out if we can get the signal until next week. Our reception on the iPhones and iPad is slow and patchy at best, so it’s been tricky keeping in touch via the blog or social media. My husband was hoping to work from home a few days a week, but is having to rent a serviced office in the meantime in order to get half decent internet access and be able to work. I hope it’s sorted soon so I can get back to regular posts and updates, but if I’m out of touch for periods that’s why.